October in Hoboken History

This Month In Hoboken History


October 2, 1609. Henry Hudson's Half Moon dropped anchor off Elysian Fields. 

October 2, 1890. The Hoboken Free Public Library opened with a collection of 3,900 books.

October 6, 1885. The Hudson Electric Light Company was organized. It supplied all of Hoboken's electrical needs until 1898.

October 9, 1848. The first volunteer Fire Department was organized in Hoboken.

October 19, 1911. Dedication of the A.J. Demarest High School.

October 23, 1824. The first steam locomotive to operate on a track in America was build by Colonel John Stevens in Hoboken.

October 30, 1864. Dedication of St. Matthews Lutheran Church, then located at Third and Washington.